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Bengal Nights

by Catherine Spencer Mircea Eliade

Set in 1930s Calcutta, this semi-autobiographical novel by the world-renowned scholar Mircea Eliade details the passionate affair of Alain, a young French engineer, and Maitreyi, the daughter of his Indian employer. At once horrifying and deeply moving. "Bengal Nights" is also a cruel account of the wreckage left in the wake of a young man's self-discovery. Over forty years passed by, the real Maitreyi Devi read Eliade's erotically charged novel and wrote her response, "It Does Not Die".

The Forge and the Crucible (2nd edition)

by Mircea Eliade Stephen Corrin

Primitive man's discovery to change matter from one state to another brought a profound change in spiritual behavior. Mircea Eliade follows the ritualistic adventures of ancient societies, rooted in the people's awareness of an awesome new power.

Images and Symbols: Studies in Religious Symbolism

by Mircea Eliade

Mircea Eliade--one of the most renowned expositors of the psychology of religion, mythology, and magic--shows that myth and symbol constitute a mode of thought that not only came before that of discursive and logical reasoning, but is still an essential function of human consciousness. He describes and analyzes some of the most powerful and ubiquitous symbols that have ruled the mythological thinking of East and West in many times and at many levels of cultural development.

The Myth of the Eternal Return

by Mircea Eliade Willard R. Trask Jonathan Z. Smith

This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade's The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures. While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new introduction provides the contextual background to the book and presents a critical outline of Eliade's argument in a way that encourages readers to engage in an informed conversation with this classic text.

Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History

by Mircea Eliade Willard R. Trask

This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade's The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures. While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new introduction provides the contextual background to the book and presents a critical outline of Eliade's argument in a way that encourages readers to engage in an informed conversation with this classic text.

The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

by Mircea Eliade

A noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself.

La señorita Cristina

by Mircea Eliade

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Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy

by Mircea Eliade Willard R. Trask

This book covers the entire phenomenon of shamanism and at the same time situates it in the general history of religions.

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